Summer Villa - architecture and design

Summer Villa



The ocean sits calmly within a window frame like a picturesque painting in an artist?s studio. The colour of sand and other hues of warm pastels engulf the space, with peeks of the cool blue Mediterranean Sea. The sun shines through geometric slits to cast stripes of lights onto the surface areas of the interior. Occasionally, the breeze enters and brings vast sheets of linen fabrics to a voluminous form. The gentle sounds of the ocean and its wind swing back and forth, sliding into every corner to carry the smell of salt. An ode to calming luxury and a dream-like experience, Summer Villa?an addition to Andronis Arcadia Hotel?is a synthesis of cubist white volumes designed by Kapsimalis Architects.
Andronis Arcadia Hotel is a complex of accommodation based in Oia, Greece. While the inner Santorini benefits from its hilly topography to form a constructed landscape of white domes with raw monolithic facades, the beachside Oia stretches long and wide to hold structures that embrace the panoramic sea view. Here, Summer Villa is an accumulation of white cubic volumes that intersect, settle on one another to produce an open plan along with interstitial walkways that open up to the blue sky. Occasionally, hidden pockets of green space grasp onto the main structure. The sky and flora of the Aegean Sea become parts of the space, pulling and pushing the forces of nature and manmade dwelling in a harmonious rhythm. As the green grass sways under the sun, the sense of fluctuation brush...
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